Scott Jaschik

Scott Jaschik, Editor, is one of the three founders of Inside Higher Ed. With Doug Lederman, he leads the editorial operations of Inside Higher Ed, overseeing news content, opinion pieces, career advice, blogs and other features. Scott is a leading voice on higher education issues, quoted regularly in publications nationwide, and publishing articles on colleges in publications such as The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, Salon, and elsewhere. He has been a judge or screener for the National Magazine Awards, the Online Journalism Awards, the Folio Editorial Excellence Awards, and the Education Writers Association Awards. Scott served as a mentor in the community college fellowship program of the Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media, of Teachers College, Columbia University. He is a member of the board of the Education Writers Association. From 1999-2003, Scott was editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education. Scott grew up in Rochester, N.Y., and graduated from Cornell University in 1985. He lives in Washington.

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November 5, 2008
Critics of affirmative action hoped for bans in five states this year, and end up with at least one. Colorado outcome unclear.
November 5, 2008
Research center starts new project to compare academic salaries in 15 countries. For senior professors, Saudi Arabia leads by far.
November 5, 2008
President-elect has called for reform of loan programs, a tuition tax credit in exchange for service, new investments in research, and a broader concept of affirmative action.
November 4, 2008
"God is dead." That phrase, from Friedrich Nietzsche's The Gay Science, is among the philosopher's most well known -- and most hotly debated. At Temple College, a community college in Texas, the words in the original German -- Gott ist tot -- have been barred from a professor's office door. While the college says that to leave the phrase up would offend others and constitute and endorsement of the phrase, the professor and others see a double standard in place, and a violation of academic freedom.
November 4, 2008
Who should be considered by a President Obama or a President McCain for education secretary? Some serious and not-so-likely ideas.
November 3, 2008
Lower court's ruling would have made it easier for Californians with learning disabilities to seek accommodations on standardized tests.
November 3, 2008
Large universities report that once they start using student response technology in class, popularity grows -- as do policy issues.

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